Are there any errors showing in device manager? What specific drivers are you trying to install? Most of windows 8 generic drivers are pretty sufficient and are OK to use if nothing specific is required.
If you could fill in your system specs for your laptop which would help us in finding solutions to your hardware/software issues.
NOTE: especially with older laptops and even some newer ones (my Samsung is only 1 1/2 years old - no 8 drivers at all) and the manufacturers are not planing on writing/creating drivers for these older models, not cost effective for them, while the end user ends up suffering.